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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President's Call with Prime Minister Cameron of the United Kingdom

The President and Prime Minister Cameron spoke by telephone today, continuing their frequent consultations on a range of global issues.   The President and Prime Minister discussed the situation in Syria, condemning the regime’s violent repression of its own citizens, and agreed to coordinate closely on efforts to pressure the Assad regime and support a transition to democracy.  The two leaders also discussed Somalia, including the status of preparations for the February 23rd London Conference on Somalia.   The President welcomed the Prime Minister’s personal leadership on this issue.  The President also consulted with the Prime Minister regarding the ongoing transition in Afghanistan and on the situation in the eurozone, including recent developments in Greece.  Finally, the President and the Prime Minister reviewed the status of preparations for the Prime Minister’s March 13-14 Official Visit, when President and Mrs. Obama look forward to welcoming Prime Minister and Mrs. Cameron to Washington, D.C.